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Bowel perforation in Dego’s disease: a lethal surgical scenario

Ketan Vagholkar, Madhavan Iyengar, Suvarna Vagholkar.

Abstract
Malignant atrophic papulosis or Dego’s disease is a type of cutaneous disease with involvement of the gastrointestinal and central nervous system. Involvement of the gastrointestinal system by way of perforation invariably leads to a fatal outcome. Awareness of this condition will help in providing a high index of suspicion while managing unexplained multiple intestinal perforations or while dealing with rapidly developing complications in perforative peritonitis.

Key words: Kohlmeier, Dego’s disease, Manifestation, Treatment


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